Synonyms for cannonade

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What served to increase this, was the cannonade at the town.

Where two anvils were to be had, the cannonade was much brisker, as then a plug was not needed.

Pete's voice in moments of excitement carries like a cannonade.

They followed the cannonade with a cloud of asphyxiating gas.

All that moonlit night, while the cannonade proceeded, the Americans had been busy.

The men were already veterans, having endured the work and the cannonade.

Suddenly the sound of the cannonade was deadened by a thunderous roar.

The cannonade was now furious but the men managed to get some rest.

It seemed to him it must be heard even above the roar of the cannonade.

Some of the houses seemed to have been ruined by a cannonade.

WORD ORIGIN

"discharge of artillery," 1650s, from cannon + -ade. As a verb, from 1660s. Cf. French canonnade (16c.), Italian cannonata. Related: Cannonaded; cannonading.

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